And the 2010 Pritzker goes to…

Cite: Basulto, David. "And the 2010 Pritzker goes to…" 26 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 18 Sep 2014. <>


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    and the 2010 Pritzker goes to… ¡SANAA!

    they are my favourites of the list, but Ito and Holl are toughs opponents.

    pd. when will be the day when a Chilean architect wins the prize?

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      He is on there twice because he needs double the chances to even think about winning. He would be the worst choice to win the prize since it’s creation. No offense, but his built work is horrible.

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        Agreed, it would be impossible to thereafter pretend it means anything. Steven Holl for his writing, his thinking and his buidings. He is a poet.

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    I thought Holl had already received the Pritzker? If he is on the ballot, it will be tough for anyone else considering his overwhelming body of work and his overall contribution to the profession over the past 2 decades. For the most part, great list of candidates.

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    There is always one or two standouts. Ito or Holl have been producing top notch work in the last few years, especially Holl. Sanaa does fine work, but it doesn’t meet the caliber of Holl or Ito. Holl will probably edge out Ito.

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    Im not sure why it matters to anyone but the person who wins? So my vote is for The Liber.

    Now, my sincere vote goes to Toyo Ito.

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    eisenman? really? past his chance. holl this year, sanaa within the next 3. Diller and scofidio will have their chance soon enough (my favorites on this list actually). the idea of teams winning this rather than individuals is refreshing to me.

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      Is that really a good analogy? I might not believe Obama deserved the peace prize, and there were definitely more deserving candidates, but at least Obama was an important person on the world’s political stage. Libeskind’s work is the antithesis of important architecture. In fact, it’s importance is only in setting a great example of how not to design. His forms are ugly, they lack context, they don’t respond to culture, environment or history, the detailing and construction is usually shoddy, his material choices are horrible, his lighting is bland at best. It would be an embarrassment if he won.

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    I just don’t know how Holl could be overlooked again. While I understand that people may have issues with the idiosyncratic nature of his work, he’s created a huge impact on architecture. His ideas about color, materiality, and space have been very influential. And he’s crafted some beautiful, outstanding buildings in the last ten years.

    Libeskind’s become a bit of a corporate architect, and I personally don’t think he’s deserving of a Pritzker. SANAA will have their chance, as will Toyo Ito. Shigeru Ban deserves it too. But it seems to me that Holl should get it this year.

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    Eisenman’s built work is atrocious (with the possible exception of the memorial in Berlin, but that was designed with Richard Serra and is much more evocative of Serra’s work than Eisenman’s.) He in no way deserves the Pritzker.

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    Steven Holl`s works and ideas are amazing.. He should win the Pritzker.-

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    I’d put my money on Toyo Ito.

    I think Holl is close and will be the next American to win, maybe next year in fact..but I have a feeling it’s time for the prize to make it’s occasion journey outside of the confines of Europe/North America.

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    Seriously? No one for D+S+R?! Name the last socio-political/cultural critique Holl has done. He is great but he is simply a genetic mutation of Eisenman, based in formal fetish. The Pritzker is about deep ideological conventions being quesitoned and restated, D+S+R all the way.

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      I don’t understand how you see Holl as a mutation of Eisenman. Holl looks at ideas of phenomenology and materiality in his work. He relentlessly experiments with light, surface, and the way that space interacts with the two. Eisenman had some quaint theories about difference ripped from French philosophy, but his buildings are nightmares of colliding arbitrary forms made of cheap stucco–no consideration given to light, to materiality, to the haptic experience of architecture.

      DSR has produced only a few buidings and, while conceptually interesting, none of them except the Blur Building has the experiential power of Holl’s work.

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    who cares about a prize sponsored by a hotel chain?
    please guys, dont be so silly!

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    Who’s better, Ben Van Berkel..

    or Delugan & Meissl…?

    Sanaa ? ah ah ah ! are so conservative/ unexpresive archs.

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    Holl should win in the next three years just not this year on the tail of Zumthor. He doesn’t have the imagination and creative process. Shigeru Ban should win it for his versatility and diversity of project styles, especially in a economic climate like this. Who else on the list can design luxury lofts and retail shops and then do disaster relief each with the same level of thought and design. He’s helping architecture permeate into different fields and in applications traditionally not reserved for architectural designers.

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    don’t care much about Pritzker. regardless who takes this award,
    Holl has produced some great works. Libeskind, Eisenman (seriously!? blah~!) don’t come even close.

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    What about Van Berkel? Fuksas? Alsop? Maas? Chipperfield? Perrault?

    Steeven Holl for sure.

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